Friday, 17 September 2021
Thursday, 16 September 2021
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
I started the Lady Mademoiselle Dandelion Cardigan by Along Avec Anna towards the end on June last year. I knitted both sleeves and had also knitted the body almost up to the underarms and then put it away and it didn't see the light of day until a week ago.
The sleeves are knit first and then the body is knit in one piece bottom up to the underarms and then the sleeves are attached to the body to knit the raglan decreases. I'd never knitted anything this way before and I think I got a bit scared about attaching the sleeves, so it just sat in a bag for over twelve months.
I don't know what I was scared of, it was quite straightforward once I started. There are a LOT of stitches on the needles now so the rows take a while to knit but at least I'm making progress and the end is in sight.
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Most of the schools around here went back on Monday but last week Oliver stayed over with me for a few nights and we had a couple of days out.
Joanne had last week off work so we took Oliver and Bonnie to Worcester for the day, they have an elephant trail around the town at the moment as part of a public art trail. There are thirty large elephant and thirty six small elephant sculptures dotted in various places around the town, all individually designed. They will be there for eight weeks, after that they will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to St Richards Hospice.
Monday, 30 August 2021
I've tried growing tomatoes a few times but never had great success, so this year I decided to try potatoes instead. Knowing my track record isn't all that good for growing edible things and not wanting to spend any money I used a large planter that had been empty for a while and just bought some seed potatoes.
I say me, but it was in fact Mark who did the planting and I did most of the watering, so I suppose it was a joint effort :-)
These were the ones I got just off the top on Thursday without digging down too far